I am trying to install RStudio server on my Rasperry Pi. But I get the error "Dependency not satisfiable: psmisc". I am new to both Rasperry Pi and Debian/Wheezy, but I am eager to learn, so please bear with me.

Any hint on where to look or what to do is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your time.


The long version is this:

R-base is installed with: sudo apt-get r-base, which worked fine.

I installed gdebi-core for unkown reasons (I followed the official guide from here): sudo apt-get install gdebi-core.

And I downloaded the RStudio Server .deb file: wget http://download2.rstudio.org/rstudio-server-0.98.1102-i386.deb

I tried to install the file: sudo gdebi rstudio-server-0.98.1102-i386.deb, however, I got the error "this package is uninstallable Wrong architecture 'i386'", which I could "fix" with: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && sudo apt-get update

However, if I try to install it again, I now get the erroe "dependency is not satisfiable: psmisc"

I also tried to update the psmisc package with sudo apt-get install psmisc but it returned 0 upgrades, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10 not upgraded.

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    You can't change the arch like that an expect it to work. You downloaded a file designed to run on a 32 bit x86 based architecture (e.g. Pentium and the like), and are trying to get it to run on an arm processor. Unless you can find a download designed for the arm it won't work. Also, since R is designed for numerical analysis of large data sets have you considered what the performance is likely to be? Feb 11, 2015 at 22:34
  • Ah, that with the arch makes sense! :) The performance will be an interesting part as well. It probably will turn out to be an interesting proof of concept... Anyway, thanks for the direction
    – David
    Feb 11, 2015 at 22:48

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In your post, wget http://download2.rstudio.org/rstudio-server-0.98.1102-i386.deb indicates the debian package is based on i386 architecture. Raspberry Pi uses ARM CPU. Thus, CPU architecture does not match.

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